22 / 23 SEASON

For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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“…and then some” | Chamber Music with a Point of View

Tuesday • January 28, 2020   |   7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of chamber music with a purpose presented by Longy students and the Neave Trio in collaboration with guest artist, Chelsea Polk, from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Experience student-curated presentations exploring works by Bach, Chesky, Bizet, Beach, Bernstein, and Clarke paired with multimedia art. You’ll get a unique insight into the performer’s point of view.

Chelsea Polk is a multimedia artist and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. She began her career in photography and video and has since focused on sound design, writing, and cello performance. She received a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Now based in Boston, Polk provides media and technology support at MIT’s Program in Art, Culture, and Technology and handles operations at a tech-enabled photography platform, Pretty Instant. In addition, she is the Fall 2019 artist-in-residence at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. Her most recent project, 44,320, a multi-platform podcast, was shown at Boston Sculptors Gallery in Boston, MA; The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA; and was presented as a part of The Center for New Media Culture’s 2019 Festival, Un/Green in Riga, Latvia. In her free time, Polk assists in sound production for short films and plays cello in the New England Philharmonic.

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Tuesday • January 28, 2020
7:30 pm 9:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States